Edge of underfloor coming up under linoleum

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MizFurball2u
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Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:48 am

I found only one video about this problem. First he had to find the joist(?) under the linoleum. I'm in a 14x66. Wouldn't the joists run 14 feet? The popping edge is in the 14 feet direction. Couldn't I just place screw about 3/4" inch from the edge that is popping? In the vid, he used a special type of screw. It had threads, then no threads, then more threads and a tiny head. Could I just use #8x3" galvanized bugle head deck screws? I could fill the hole in the lino with caulk. I am very able to disguise the caulk with paint.

Hope somebody can help me with this. My lino is not old and in great shape. Thanks.


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Greg
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Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:54 pm

You should be able to use a regular screw. My question would be why is it lifting? Can you step on raised area and push it back down?

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MizFurball2u
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Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:57 pm

When I step on it without shoes, it feels like it goes down. It is about 3 feet long and I can't see any movement of the part outside my foot. I have no idea, but I can tell you the floor has been squeaky for a long time. When the linoleum was put in about 7 years ago, I asked them to screw down the squeaky area, but apparently they did not. And I did check for any dampness at that time.

MizFurball2u
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:01 am

There are no water pipes in that area. They are about 4 feet away running parallel to the 66 feet. I did have a flood from the washer a year or so ago, but I was here and got it cleaned up fast and the upcoming edge is not hear a seam. It is one solid piece of lino.

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Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:40 am

I would try a few screws, about the worst that can happen is there is nothing there for them to bite into.

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MizFurball2u
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:04 pm

That's true, Greg. LOL

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